The Philosophy of GIS

philosophical issues required by the reflection within and upon GIS. In particular, such a volume proposes an introduction to the philosophy of GIS from an analytical perspective, which looks at GIS with a specific focus on their ...

The Philosophy of GIS

This anthology aims to present the fundamental philosophical issues and tools required by the reflection within and upon geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) . It is an introduction to the philosophy for GIScience from an analytical perspective, which looks at GIS with a specific focus on its fundamental and most general concepts and distinctions. The first part of the book is devoted to explore some of the main philosophical questions arising from GIS and GIScience, which include, among others, investigations in ontology, epistemology, linguistics and geometrical modeling. The second part concerns issues related to spatial and cartographical representations of the geographical world. The third part is focused on the ontology of geography, specifically in terms of geographical entities, objects and boundaries. Finally, in the fourth part, the topic of GIS constitutes a starting point for exploring themes such as quantum geography and disorientation, and for defining professional profiles for geographers with competences in GIS environment. This book on a new and unexplored field of research could be a fundamental point of reference for professional philosophers and geographers interested in the theoretical reflection about the foundational concepts of GIScience. It is also interesting reading material for students (both undergraduates, postgraduates and Ph.D. students) in philosophy, geography, applied ontology, GIScience, geomatics and computer science.

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The Philosophy of GIS
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Timothy Tambassi
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-04 - Publisher: Springer

This anthology aims to present the fundamental philosophical issues and tools required by the reflection within and upon geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) . It is an introduction to the philosophy for GIScience from an analytical perspective, which looks at GIS with a specific focus on its fundamental and
The Philosophy of Geo-Ontologies
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Timothy Tambassi
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-26 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Placed at the intersection among philosophy, geography, and computer science, the domain of investigation of applied ontology of geography ranges from making explicit assumptions and commitments of geography as a discipline, to the theoretical and technical needs of geographical/IT tools, such as GIS and geo-ontologies. Such a domain of investigation
The Philosophy of Geography
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Timothy Tambassi, Marcello Tanca
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-23 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The relationship between geography and philosophy is still largely in need of being explored. Geographers and philosophers share the responsibility for that. On the one hand, geographers have considered as a dangerous deviation any attempt to elaborate an image of the Earth which was not a mere replica of a
The Philosophy of Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: James Justus
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-10 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Introduces the philosophical issues which ecology poses about the biological world and the environmental sciences attempting to protect it.
Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: David Ludwig, Inkeri Koskinen, Zinhle Mncube, Luana Poliseli, Luis Reyes-Galindo
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-30 - Publisher: Routledge

In bringing together a global community of philosophers, Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science develops novel perspectives on epistemology and philosophy of science by demonstrating how frameworks from academic philosophy (e.g. standpoint theory, social epistemology, feminist philosophy of science) and related fields (e.g. decolonial studies, transdisciplinarity, global history of science)